The Village contains approximately 40 miles of water main, which carries approximately 1.7M gallons throughout the Village on an average day. Multiple locations of this water main fail in a given year, typically in the winter. In order to reduce the amount of emergency repairs needed the Village replaces a portion of this system on an annual basis.
This project is typically completed by cutting a trench in the pavement on one side of the street, installing the new water main and transferring individual services from the old water main to the new water main. It can be quite disruptive during construction, however, this is usually the most cost effective way to replace a water main.
2017 Project Information